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Mesh Mask Bandit Sought by FBI
Digital Billboards on Display

FBI Dallas May 02, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Katherine Chaumont (972) 559-5000

The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is looking for a man who is suspected of robbing 17 area banks since December 31, 2012.

The most recent robbery occurred on Monday, April 29, 2013, at the Capital One Bank located at 200 N. Mesquite #121 in Arlington, Texas. The suspect entered the bank with a weapon drawn, verbally demanded cash, and received an undisclosed amount of money. He drove away from the bank in a dark blue Dodge Caravan.

The robber may have sustained chemical burns during the most recent robbery; his clothing, skin, and the driver’s side of the dark blue van may have been dyed red. He may have also sustained chemical burns during the robbery that occurred on January 31, 2013, at Capital One Bank in Dallas, Texas.

A composite drawing was prepared based on a witness description of the man before he pulled on the full coverage mask that gave him the moniker the “Mesh Mask Bandit.” The robber is described as a Hispanic male with a dark complexion, 37 to 43 years old, 5’7” to 6’2” tall, with a medium to large build; he has dark hair and dark eyes and may wear a mustache and goatee. Digital billboards showing an image of the suspect and getaway vehicle are on display throughout the metroplex.

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The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. On behalf of Capital One Bank, the North Texas Crime Commission, the Texas Bankers Association, ViewPoint Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank, a reward of up to $20,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and/or conviction of this robber. Anyone with information is urged to call the Dallas office of the FBI at 972-559-5000 or the North Texas Crime Stoppers tipline at 1-877-373-TIPS (8477).

Robbery locations throughout the metroplex:

December 31, 2012

BBVA Compass

2923 W. NW Highway

Dallas

January 5, 2013

Citibank

3550 Forest Lane

Dallas

January 19, 2013

Wells Fargo Bank

1420 W. Mockingbird

Dallas

January 24, 2013

Texans Credit Union

2241 Irving Blvd

Dallas

January 31, 2013

Capital One Bank

2903 Forest Lane

Dallas

February 7, 2013

Capital One Bank

2015 NW Highway

Garland

February 20, 2013

Bank of the West

2015 E. Beltline Road

Carrollton

February 21, 2013

Capital One Bank

3790 Beltline Road

Addison

February 21, 2013

ViewPoint Bank

1801 Keller Springs Road

Carrollton

March 6, 2013

Grand Bank of Texas

2341 S. Beltline Road

Grand Prairie

March 15, 2013

Capital One Bank

2630 Old Denton Road

Carrollton

March 18, 2013

Chase Bank

6300 Harry Hines Blvd

Dallas

March 26, 2013

BBVA Compass

484 East FM 3040

Lewisville

April 2, 2013

Citibank

1401 N. Collins Street

Arlington

April 5, 2013

Grand Prairie State Bank

2317 S. Beltline Rd

Grand Prairie

April 22, 2013

Wells Fargo Bank

13297 Josey Lane

Farmers Branch

Arpil 29, 2013

Capital One Bank

200 N. Mesquite Suite 121

Arlington


Mesh Mask Bandit clothing styles:

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Previous press releases:
- April Mesh Mask Bandit release
- February Mesh Mask Bandit release